The footbridge at the western end of the station leads to St Cuthbert's Church which has a marvellous stained-glass window, created by Goddard and Gibbs in 1992, depicting a steam train passing through Kildale.
Each year, in the village hall which is decked out in harvest-festival style, the people of Kildale hold a traditional Mell Supper to celebrate the bringing in of the last sheaf of corn. Each person is given a piece of "mell cake" (a kind of spicy teacake, locally baked) at this event.
The North York Moors National Park have obtained funding for a five year project to protect and highlight the fascinating history behind the Iron Stone mining. To find out more, click on the Land of Iron image.
Captain Cook's monument
One-and-a-half miles away is Captain Cook's Monument (erected in 1827) on the top of Easby Moor, offering a panoramic view to the south and west. To reach here, walk away from the station into the village, take the first turning to the left immediately before Glebe Cottage Café. This will take you along part of the Cleveland Way to Captain Cook's Monument. From there it is possible to walk on to Great Ayton station.
Glebe Cottage Licensed Tea Rooms and Coffee House
Near the station on Station Road. Re-opened in November 2015 under new management. Open 10.30 - 3.30 pm. Closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Kildale Camping Barn and Campsite
A family run farm situated on the edge of the North York Moors National Park with spectacular views of the Hambleton Hills, Yorkshire Dales and Great Ayton moorland.
Park Farm, Kildale, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 2RN
Mr and Mrs Cook Tel: 01642 722847 or 01642 725154
Kildale Agricultural and Horticultural Society Annual Show
Held each year, since 1881, in early September. This year it is on Saturday 2nd September. www.kildaleshow.co.uk
The Cleveland Way, a long-distance footpath (110 miles), passes through Kildale, to the north via Captain Cook's Monument and Roseberry Topping to Slapewath, Skelton and Saltburn-by-the-Sea, or to the south onto Battersby Moor, Urra Moor, Hasty Bank, Cringle Moor and onward to Osmotherley. More about the Cleveland Way
From the top of Roseberry Topping, there are superb views towards Teesside, the Moors and the North Sea. The cliff-like side of this outcrop is the result of a landslip occasioned by ironstone mining. It is possible to walk along the Cleveland Way to Roseberry Topping and then down to Great Ayton (two stations away in the direction of Middlesbrough).
|Sample fares from Kildale||With EVR Railcard discount|
|Day Return to Whitby||£10.20||
|Day Return to Middlesbrough||£6.40||
|Journey times from Kildale|
|To Whitby||55 minutes|
|To Middlesbrough||34 minutes|
Access to the platform is step free.
There is a shelter on the platform.
There is a small station car park, with step-free access to the station entrance.
Public toilets in the station car park
Kildale is an unstaffed station.
EVRDC and volunteers maintain the community noticeboard and flower beds.
Replacement bus pick-up point: on the main road, at entrance to the station road.
Taxis: advance booking is essential.
Ayton: 01642 722 448
Local buses: these buses stop near Kildale.
27 Northallerton - Whitby but finishes 2nd April 2014
84 Stokesley - Kildale
Traveline: 0871 200 22 33
General store, post office and tea rooms. Public toilets in the station car park
Grid reference: NZ604095
Lat/Long: 54°28'39.9"N /1°4'5.7"W
Train times from Kildale (11.12.16 to 20.05.17)
Monday to Saturday
Sundays from 02.04.17
Train times from Kildale (15.05.16 to 10.12.16)
Monday to Saturday
Sundays until 06.11.16
|*Only runs Fridays 17 June to 12 August, also Monday 22 August for Whitby Regatta, Friday 28 October for hallowe’en and Friday 4th November for Goth weekend.|